e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Through an imperfect filter: geophysical techniques and the management of archaeological heritage


Geophysical techniques have been part of the archaeologist's tool kit for over half a century. During that period methods have developed from small-scale survey using a single technique to a battery of methods for investigating the near surface. This change in emphasis has allowed the archaeological geophysicist to move from producing a 'context' for a site or feature towards prospecting, analysing and interpreting sites in a meaningful archaeological manner. The potential for managing, and therefore protecting, the buried archaeological heritage is evident especially in plough levelled agricultural areas or 'sensitive' zones where excavation is precluded. As a consequence of recent technical developments it is now possible to collect multiple data sets in one sweep using vehicle or human powered carts or sledges. Usually the data sets are geo-referenced with on-board GPS and, additionally, some collecting procedures allow for grid-less survey, which has increased survey speed whilst reducing costs. A result of the implementation of new geophysical strategies is that the measurements can often be both large scale and data dense, which is a step-change from even five years ago when they were either large scale or data dense. This paper reviews some recent technological developments and considers how geophysical results can be used to assess archaeological potential and inform on management issues relating to the archaeological resource. The issue of 'speed' versus 'minimal impact' will be discussed, as will the importance of the digital data environment within which geophysical measurements are evaluated. Sites with relevant management issues will illustrate the direction of current research.

  • GB
  • Univ_Bradford (UK)
Data keywords
  • digital data
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • sensors
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    e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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